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Just a statue, but quite an impressive one. It is a statue of Augustus the Strong and was cast in 1734, though the pedestal it is on dates much later. It was dismantled and removed during WWII, so came through undamaged. It was later restored...More
As we walked across the Augustus Bridge crossing the Elbe from "old town" Dresden to stroll up the tree-lined Hauptstrasse, the golden statue of Frederick Agustus II stands out. Just as we crossed the milti-laned Grosse Meissner Strasse, the sun came out and the statue...More
I can't remember how many times we drove past this really cool looking statue. It is located in an unusual spot, but the shiny gold really stands out. You can walk around the area, but this statue really stands out.
If you have enough time in Dresden, you can try other parts of the city. This statue is on the other side of the bridge - nicely renovated, but if it's the only thing that would drag you to this part of the city, you...More
Augustus II was one of the most powerful kings of Saxony - but he also became King of Poland and seemed to relish that role even more so. This statue of him across the river from the castle complex is situated so that he is...More
It was quite a surprise to come across a gilded statue, as most statues are bronze. The Golden Rider is an equestrian statue of Saxony's Elector Friedrich Augustus I aka FA II, King of Poland. It can be found in Neustadt at the foot of...More